People are the beating heart and the soul of a business and so they are the only people that can live and breathe your business creating the culture of it. You need to ensure that the right culture is created so that your company can be the company you aspire it to be. A culture can’t happen by accident (or even overnight), as often it happens and changes due to ‘learnt behaviour’, so it is really important to be the culture you want to create.
In order to do that you need to know what culture you want and how it should look and feel. We can help with every part of this journey, from helping you identify the culture you want to create, to designing ways to roll it out, to embedding it and celebrating the success.
This culture has to be reflected throughout, so as part of any culture change partnership, we will always encourage you to consider your onboarding experience for new starters (or even people moving departments) and this is a key way to embed the culture and expectations of culture and behaviour. Be aware though, that in order to get this right, the company, department and team that the new starter joins needs to live up to their expectations of what culture they are expecting – so it all needs to match up and be consistent to really work.
Wherever you are on your culture journey we are confident we can help. We use a friendly approach for people to engage quickly with a culture change and embrace it to be part of the change. This style works whether this is part of a whole culture change, to change the way people behave and think, or if there is no defined culture set and one needs to be defined.
A key to a successful cultural change programme is to celebrate the success at the end to thank the people for being part of the journey. This is all planned in to the work we do. We ensure that everything we design will fit the look and feel of your business, so make it specific for you – as you can’t copy a culture from anywhere else, as your people are unique to your success.
We would love to hear from you if you are thinking about a culture change or want to fully embed a culture. We are always happy to talk about how we can help so please do contact us to start our exciting work together.